The Bipartisan Budget Act retroactively extended the enhanced low-volume payment adjustment, which provides an add-on payment to qualifying low-volume hospitals to help improve access to care in rural areas. In order to receive the enhanced payments for fiscal year 2018, a hospital must send its Medicare Administrative Contractor a written request for low-volume hospital status for receipt by May 29. CMS will be issuing guidance on the exact manner in which it intends to make low-volume payments for FY 2018, given that a portion will be made retroactively.
Patients in the most rural counties had an 87 percent greater chance of receiving an opioid prescription from their primary care provider between January 2014…
The AHA and the Federation of American Hospitals today urged Congress to oppose any legislation that would repeal current law limiting self-referral to…
A coalition of 40 health care and public health organizations, including the AHA, today urged the Senate to quickly pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards…
Dave Schreiner, president and CEO of Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, Ill., will serve as 2019 chair of the AHA's Section for Small or Rural Hospitals.
The House of Representatives last night passed legislation (H.R. 269) that includes the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act.
AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference to spotlight innovative ideas, thoughtful insights and tested strategies
The AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference – one of AHA’s flagship events – will be held Feb. 3-6 in Phoenix. AHA Executive Vice President Maryjane Wurth…